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Greater Lincolnshire - Walking

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There are many beautiful walks to be enjoyed. The Viking Way is 147-mile long-distance footpath which starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds through some of the best walking in Lincolnshire, finishing at Rutland Water.

The Silver Lincs Way is a 25-mile linear walk produced by Grimsby & Louth Ramblers which links these two Lincolnshire towns across the eastern Wolds, while the Lindsey Loop is a 95-mile walk linking several market towns around the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. The Lindsey Trail is a 69-mile route across the Lincolnshire Wolds which is suitable for carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.

Or why not try the Lincs Wold Way? This 76-mile circular walk begins and ends in Louth and takes in the best of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It has been broken down into five stages, averaging six hours’ walking per day. The 26 mile linear Spires and Steeples takes you from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys’, Sleaford.

If these sound a little too taxing, you can stay closer to built-up areas by looking for the Walkers Are Welcome towns on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Horncastle, Market Rasen and Caistor are all communities that have worked to ensure their area is great for walking with good routes and facilities. In the Heart of Lincolnshire there is 135 miles of way-marked Stepping Out walks and Whisby Natural World Centre has some delightful circular walks around the lakes of these former gravel pits.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival takes place in May and since it began in 2005 has grown to become the third largest walking festival in the country. With over 90 walks to choose from across the Wolds, the festival has something to suit all ages and abilities.